Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers Free Prediction

Daniel GimenezBasketball, NBA

A seven-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Philadelphia 76ers (9-7), who will be 2.5-point favorites when they take on the Utah Jazz (7-7) at Wells Fargo Center. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 216.5 points and action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 16, 2018.

Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds

Both teams lost as favorites in their last outing. The Jazz (5-point favorites) were defeated by the Dallas Mavericks, 118-68, while the 76ers (5.5-point favorites) fell to the Orlando Magic, 111-106. The Utah game finished 26 points under the projected point total of 212, while the Philadelphia game went 0.5 points under the projected point total of 217.5.

Utah forced Dallas into a turnover percentage of 17.8 (above the 12.9 mark opponents have averaged against Utah this season) while Philadelphia held Orlando to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.9 (below their season average of 21.4). Joel Embiid played well for Philadelphia, registering 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists on his way to his zeroth triple-double of the year. Utah received a boost from Rudy Gobert, who finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The 76ers dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent contest, Philadelphia won 107-86. The 76ers’ offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over the Jazz. Philadelphia had a rate of 25.0, while Utah posted a mark of 13.2. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Jazz games have a tendency to go over the projected point total (64.3 percent). Utah holds records of 7-7 straight up (SU) and 7-7 against the spread (ATS).

Similarly to Utah, games including the 76ers also have a tendency to go over the O/U total (56.3 percent). Additionally, Philadelphia is 9-7 SU and 6-10 ATS.

It will be a matchup of contrasting styles as the fast-breaking 76ers will look to push the more methodical Jazz. The 76ers currently rank seventh in possessions per game while the Jazz are 24th. ,

Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – 76ers, ATS Winner – Jazz, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Jazz rank 18th in points off turnovers per game (16.2) while the 76ers rank 25th in points off turnovers allowed per game (19.7).
  • Philadelphia ranks third in rebounds per game (48.8) while Utah ranks 23rd (42.4).
  • The Jazz rank fifth in second chance points allowed per game (11.3) while the 76ers rank 19th (14.0).
  • Utah ranks 12th in points in the paint per game (48.1) while Philadelphia ranks 25th (43.5).
  • Philadelphia ranks third in assists per game (26.5) while Utah ranks 13th (23.8).
  • The Jazz rank 11th in steals per game (8.2) while the 76ers rank 26th (6.4).
  • The Jazz rank third in blocks allowed per game (4.2) while the 76ers rank 15th (5.3).
  • Utah ranks fourth in three pointers allowed per game (28.5) while Philadelphia ranks 18th (32.2).
  • Philadelphia is 3-0 when they allow below 100 points, while Utah is 2-1.
  • In games where they reach 100 points, the Jazz are 6-4 and the 76ers are 9-5.
  • Philadelphia is 4-3 ATS at home, while Utah is 4-4 ATS on the road.
  • The Jazz have 4 overs and 4 unders in 8 road games.
  • The 76ers have 4 overs and 3 unders in 7 home games.
  • Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, Utah and Philadelphia have both had 3 overs and 2 unders.
  • The Jazz are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the 76ers are 2-3.
  • During their last five games, the Jazz have scored an average of 103.0 points per game (4.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 109.4 points per game (0.5 above their season average).
  • The 76ers have outscored opponents by an average of 1.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Philadelphia has been defeated by an average of 0.5 points.